met in tokyo on monday. gemba said his government plans to resolve calmly based on a broad perspective. the two men agreed to work together to further damage japan's relationship with beijing. speaking afterwards, gemba urged the chinese government to maintain law and order. >> translator: it's unfortunate that anti-japanese protests have become so big and that some have turned violent and inflicted damage on japanese businesses. >> later in the day, panetta also met with japan's defense minister satoshi morimoto. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington agreed the disputed islands are covered by the u.s./japan security treaty, but he added that the u.s. will not take sides and urged both countries to act with restraint. >> the united states, as a matter of policy, does not take a position with regards to competing sovereignty claims.